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soial interation
the process by which individuals act toward and react to others
oppositional interation
treating others as competitors or enemies
supportive interactions
treating others as supporters or friends
symbolic interactions
people actively interpret eah other's actions and reactions and behave in accordance with the interpretation
exchange
an interaction in which two individuals offer each other something in order to obtain a reward in return
cooperation
interaction in which two or more individuals work together to achieve a common goal
competition
an interaction in whih two individuals follow mutually accepted rules, each trying to reah the same goal before the other does
conflict
an interaction in which two people disregard any rules, each trying to achieve his or her own goal by defeating the other
kinesics
body language
proxemics
use of space as a means of communication
genderlects
linguistic styles that reflet the different worlds of women and men
dramaturgy
method of analyzing social interaction as if the participants were performing on a stage
social construction of reality
process by which people creat through social interactions certain ideas, feelings, and beliefs about their environment
Thomas theorem
"If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences." (people can turn their socially constructed inner realities into observable outer realities
ethnomethodology
analysis of how people defind the world in which they live
humorology
study and practice of humor